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  • What Are You Like Right Now?
    Friday 16 February 2018

    Self awareness, spiritual presence, motivational impetus, real will, clarity, excellent boundaries: All of these advantageous states of being have in common...
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  • Optimization & Healthy Will
    Saturday 10 February 2018

    Optimization—making our best decisions and making the best of circumstance and conditions—relies on acceptance. If we do not accept or if we mis-assess...
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  • Power, Mastery, & Acceptance
    Friday 2 February 2018

    I used to fear that if I developed and allowed my full vitality to be present in my body that I would get too fiery and have trouble managing my energy....
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Paul Iske - Brilliant Faillures in Helathcare

On TEDxMaastricht Paul Iske shared his ideas on Brilliant failures in Healthcare. No progress without failures: In a world as complex and dynamic as ours, not everything is predictable. To find new ways for value creation, the approach of trial and error is sometimes the only way to make progress. However, often people are stimulated to reduce risk and to hide mistakes.

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Recently I turned fifty. A friend of mine tried to comfort me by saying, "Paul, you're older than you've ever been, but younger than you'll...

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Apptimism

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Tali Sharot: The optimism bias

Are we born to be optimistic, rather than realistic? Tali Sharot shares new research that suggests our brains are wired to look on the bright side -- and how that can be both dangerous and beneficial.

Paul Iske - Brilliant Faillures

On TEDxEutropolis Paul Iske shared his ideas on Brilliant failures. No progress without failures: In a world as complex and dynamic as ours, not everything is predictable. To find new ways for value creation, the approach of trial and error is sometimes the only way to make progress. However, often people are stimulated to reduce risk and to hide mistakes.

Optimism is Not Insame

In which Hank talks about our cognitive bias toward bad news, how that affects us, and why there are, in fact, lots of reasons to be optimistic about the future of humanity on the Earth.